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- Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
- By: Robin DiAngelo
- Narrated by: Amy Landon
- Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed out to them that they have done or said something that has - unintentionally - caused racial offence or hurt. After, all, a racist is the worst thing a person can be, right? But these reactions only serve to silence people of colour, who cannot give honest feedback to 'liberal' white people lest they provoke a dangerous emotional reaction. Robin DiAngelo coined the term 'White Fragility' in 2011 to describe this process and is here to show us how it serves to uphold the system of white supremacy.
Dangerously devoid of reality
- By Anonymous User on 26-06-2020
Every White person should read this book!
I think this book should be part of school required reading.
And I think that if you are a person of colour this book as a gift to your white friends would only be a good thing if they are wanting to have a genuine friendship of any kind with you.
also I think white fragility has a tendency to Gaslight people of colour without even realising it, and to know you have the ability to slip into doing so when you genuinely don't want to be, can only help stop one's selves from doing so....
I just really think this book showed me how many areas I could be doing better in and has truly been so helpful to me in my understanding of how to do better and be better for the people of colour in my life who I want to have true and genuine friendship /relationships / interactions with.
To be/behave worthy of their trust, love and respect.
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